Thursday, October 1, 2009

Another salvaged frame

I got this frame/fork/crankset/stem from a friend for free. It sat in my garage for a while. After reading Scott's articles about his Schwinn Le Tour II, I decide to build it into a SS for casual rides/commutes.

I had to invest about $120 in a seat post, brakes, brake levers, cables, and bar tape, but everything else was stuff I had in the garage.

I think it turned out pretty good and that's one less bike frame in the local landfill.

 

 

 
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9 comments:

2sean9er said...

Lookin' good man.

Chris G. said...

That sho' is a pretty bike, Bob. Nice work! What size wheels did/does it have?

Chris G. said...

Nevermind. I can read the tire size in the drive train photo. D'oh!

RD said...

if you know any other frames that need to be rescue please let me know.I would like to build one in winter

Biker Bob said...

Thanks, I like it so far, but I have not had a chance to ride it yet (extremely busy week).

I've had reasonable luck finding bikes to SS'ize at large garage sales (Like all church sales and such). You can also volunteer down at the Community Bike shop, and after enough hours, you can pick a frame to build out from there bikes in the basement. Some of them can be pretty nice older 10-12 speed frames with chromed forks and stays. Most are not in the best of shape. You have to watch for nicer ones to come in.

speedomodel said...

Nicely done. That Raleigh crank is sweet.

Scott Redd said...

Beautiful. An exercise in simplicity. Now, let's go for a ride!

Let me know how using quick-release skewers works on the drive wheel.

MOD said...

Built in flick stand too, SWEET!

Biker Bob said...

Yup... I like the flick stand. It adds a bit more character.

Now if I could only get a chance to ride it. Geographically disperse appointments are keeping me off the bike today/tomorrow.